By Edmund Crispin
Publish yr note: First released 1953
Burglary, homicide, mysterious disappearances... are you able to locate the clues in order to resolve those curious crimes? How acute are your powers of belief? Do they start to compare these of Gervase Fen, Oxford don and sleuth best? those 16 brief tales are vintage examples of Fen's mastery of his art-solving the main insoluble cries the place even the simplest brains within the police strength are frankly baffled. in addition they let you flex your individual crime-solving muscle groups: every one tale comprises the entire clues had to count on the end result, utilizing good judgment and customary sense... with just a little ingenuity thrown in!
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Boring. He has a business. It's called the Hollywood Talent Scout Modeling Agency. " Drake asked. "Get a line on him," Mason said, "and I'm particularly interested in knowing if he is cultivating some millionaire who has a penchant for young women. If you find any millionaires in the guy's background, I'd like to know about them. " "Here's another angle of the same picture," Mason said. "Dianne Alder, about twenty-four, with lots of this and that and these and those, blonde, blue-eyed, with lots and lots of figure.
Exactly," Mason said. "There were outside sources of income which Boring felt would materialize. Now then, something happened between Friday night and Saturday noon to make him feel those sources of income were not going to materialize. " "But he must have had something in mind, Mr. Mason. " "That's right," Mason said. "There was something that he had found out about; something he wanted to share in; something he was willing to put up money on so he could hold you in line. " she asked. Mason said, "There are two things we can do.
It hasn't been determined that he has any property. No one seems to know very much about him. "Dianne Alder has given up a job. She's putting on weight--that's like rowing out of a bay when the tide is running out. It's mighty easy to go out but when you turn around and try to come back, you have to fight every inch of the way. "Suppose that some Saturday morning the hundred dollars isn't forthcoming. Suppose she rings the telephone of Harrison T. " "Yes," Della Street said, "I can see where that would put Dianne in an embarrassing predicament.
Beware of Trains (Gervase Fen, Book 9) by Edmund Crispin